The 264 crore Sattarghat bridge was washed away in rains in Bihar's Gopalganj. It was inaugurated by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar last month. With the sudden collapse of the newly constructed bridge, many districts of Champaran, Tirhut and Saran were cut off.
The opposition leaders of Bihar on Wednesday took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the collapse of the bridge on Gandak River.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav and Bihar Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha attacked the Chief Minister on the issue.
"The Sattarghat bridge of Gopalganj built at a cost of Rs 263.47 crore in 8 years, was inaugurated by Nitish Ji on June 16. Today, 29 days later the bridge collapsed. Beware! If someone terms it corruption by Nitish ji. Rs 263 crore is for just a glimpse. Even their rats consume alcohol worth this amount," Tejashwi Yadav tweeted in Hindi.
The bridge was constructed with an objective to reduce road distance between different towns of East Champaran to Gopalganj, Siwan and Saran districts.
Bihar Congress chief Dr Madan Mohan Jha wrote in Hindi, "The inauguration of the bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 263.47 crore on June 16 and its destruction on July 15. Now do not accuse the poor rat for this."
Meanwhile, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and strong winds are very likely to occur all across Bihar till July 19. Heavy rain alerts have been advised across Bihar by the department for this weekend.